A state government shut down looms. How did we get here? What will be different Friday morning if state government shuts down? To keep up to date or check in on the answers as they emerge, one good source is the Minnesota Public Radio website. They maintain a FAQ page that is updated frequently, with background, timeline, and latest stories.
FAQ on the potential Minnesota government shutdown
by Catharine Richert, Minnesota Public RadioJune 20, 2011
This feature is being updated as we get more information. The last update was 10 a.m. on June 28.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the looming state government shutdown in Minnesota…go to http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/06/13/minnesota-government-shutdown-faq/
Update on MnDOT projects during shutdown of state government services June 30, 2011
We want to let you know how the possible shutdown of state government services will affect MnDOT projects. Active projects Work on MnDOT construction projects is suspended.
Contractor’s equipment may be removed from the project. Contractors will close down projects in a way that best protects the safety of the traveling public. Also, 511mn.org, traffic cameras and other traveler information services are not in operation and project websites will not be updated.
Projects in the planning stage: All public meetings regarding future projects are postponed. Websites related to future projects will not be updated during the shutdown.
Additional information Rest areas on Minnesota state highways will close. FIRST trucks will not be operating. Call 911 to report a road emergency. There will be a small maintenance crew on call to handle emergency road repairs.
Thank you for your patience.